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Huong Lai

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38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
+84 8 3822 6814
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12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 266
    Excellent
  • 159
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our best food experience in Vietnam

We stopped in on recommendation of a friend and reviews here. You can tell the staff have been well trained as aside from smiling and welcoming, I had some Vietnamese language skills taught to me too! I love the option of a medium or large main course as I was starving and wanted to share with my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
cormie1
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Meath, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Perth, Australia
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358 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A lovely place to sit and eat without breaking your budget. Friendly efficient staff and quick service. Definitely recommend it.

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Meath, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped in on recommendation of a friend and reviews here. You can tell the staff have been well trained as aside from smiling and welcoming, I had some Vietnamese language skills taught to me too! I love the option of a medium or large main course as I was starving and wanted to share with my partner too. Tried... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We decided to go to Huong Lai after reading lots of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. We went for the set menu and between us were able to try most of the dishes on offer. The food was good quality and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely recommend a visit if you are in Saigon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We had heard about the place and its story and we happened to be near by. What a great lunch! Staff is very friendly and helpful. We went for the set menu for two and this was very tasty and nd just about one needs for lunch in term of quantity. Quick service. As other have said previously, the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We heard so much about this place and with what they do to help train under privileged kids in the art of fine dining is fantastic, so this was a must the food was excellent and the staff were so friendly. If you are thinking of going make sure you book ahead of time, as the dining area is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had dinner with intrepid group after reading about what they offer to the local community and street kids.enjoyed the food and history behind it.lovely evening

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Melbourne Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our group of three dined here recently. We ordered 3 dishes to share and were expecting a high standard as we had eaten here on a previous trip. The yellow noodles with pork was good but we have eaten better from street stalls. The fried rice with chicken in claypot sounded great but was rather bland. The best dish by... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

With all of the great reviews I though the food would have been slightly better, however, it was still good and offered good value for District 1. We got there for the restaurant opening, however,it filled very quickly. If visiting it would be a good idea to get there early. The staff were very nice and friendly. I would certainly... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

Set in a cosy upstairs room, Huong Lai is a good cause that fulfils its purpose well. Get there early (or book ahead) if you want a table as the room is small (opens 6pm, was full by 6.30). The staff, formally disadvantaged youths, are professional, friendly and know their stuff. The food is delicious, home style Vietnamese and very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Go here for nice atmosphere and the great concept.. Not particularly for the food which is somewhat bland. Prices for two mains, water and two glasses of wine was about 550,000 dong

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Ly Tu Trong St. Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3822 6814

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?